Review Lens: Samsung NX 12-24mm F4-5.6 ED

Lens Overview - Samsung NX 12-24mm F4

Adding to the versatility of the lens itself, the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Lens with Accessories Kit from Our Networks bundles the wide-angle zoom with a flexible lens shade, lens cleaning kit, and a protective lens case.

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Lens

Ultra-wide and versatile, the FE 12-24mm f/4 G Lens from Sony is a flexible zoom lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, characterized by its constant f/4 maximum aperture. Benefitting the wide field of view is a sophisticated optical design that incorporates aspherical and low dispersion glass elements to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved sharpness and clarity. A Nano AR Coating has also been applied to individual elements to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity when working in bright, backlit situations.

In addition to the optical attributes, this lens is also distinguished by a Direct Drive SSM autofocus system, which benefits both stills and video application with its quick, quiet, and precise performance. The lens also sports a dust- and moisture-sealed design to support shooting in inclement conditions and a dedicated focus hold button and AF/MF switch.

Ultra wide-angle zoom designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras, this lens is also compatible with APS-C models where it provides an 18-36mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range.
Four aspherical elements are featured in the optical design to control spherical aberrations in order to produce a high degree of sharpness while also limiting distortion.
One Super ED and three ED elements are used to suppress chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy.
A Nano AR Coating has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
A Direct Drive Super Sonic wave Motor AF system and internal focus mechanism provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and also contributes to more natural, intuitive manual focus control.
A dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
UPC: 027242906112

Flex Lens Shade for SLR Lenses

Block unwanted light or rain droplets with the Flex Lens Shadefor SLR Lenses. This ballistic nylon shade easily attaches to lenses or hoods and can be bent to block exactly what you need. It has an 11" strap with hook-and-loop fasteners for securely holding on to the lens or hood and is waterproof and lightweight. Additionally, the Flex Lens Shade can be stored flat for easy packing.

UPC: 858617003002

Sensei OC-CK Optics Care and Cleaning Kit

Keep your optical surfaces clean with the Sensei Optics Care and Cleaning Kit. This kit contains a pack of lens tissues, a lens cleaning pen, a bulb air blower, a paint brush, a lipstick brush, lens cleaning fluid, and a see-through mesh travel case to put everything in. This kit can be used to clean a variety of different optics and glass. You can use the air bulb blower and any of the three supplied brushes to initially remove dust from the surface. Sensei recommends applying a small amount of the alcohol- and ammonia-free cleaning fluid directly to the lens tissue. Then, gently rub in small circular motions to remove stubborn smudges or fingerprints from the glass. For those more stubborn blemishes or smudges, the lens pen is very effective.

UPC: 847628008427

Ruggard Lens Case 5 x 3.5" (Black)

Store and protect your lens in the sturdy black Ruggard Lens Case 5 x 3.5". Featuring a thick layer of high-density foam padding and an overlapped zipper, your lens will be protected from accidental bumps, unwanted dust, and the elements when out shooting. For added convenience, your lens cap can be tucked into the interior elastic mesh pocket under the lid when not in use. To transport your gear, you can attach the lens case to your bag or belt by way of the touch-fastening belt loop, take advantage of the adjustable shoulder strap, or carry by hand with the top grab handle.

Its durable water-resistant shell and ripstop nylon interior withstands constant transport and use, allowing you to worry about getting the perfect shot instead of worrying about your gear.

UPC: 847628589711

Samsung NX 12-24mm F4 Latest Price



Focal Length12 to 24mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View122° to 84°
Minimum Focus Distance11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification0.14x
Optical Design17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter SizeNone
Dimensions (ø x L)3.43 x 4.62" / 87 x 117.4 mm
Weight1.24 lb / 565 g

Photos Example - Samsung NX 12-24mm F4

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Lens Technical

12-24mm F4-5.6 EDPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.
Name Samsung NX 12-24mm F4-5.6 EDPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/4f/4f/4
Year 201220192019
Mount Type Samsung NXLeica LLeica L
Lens Type Lens Superwide,lens WideLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $1700$1300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 127024
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Sep. 2012Feb. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand SamsungPanasonicPanasonic


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